• News for Community

    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    If you’re a small business owner without the resources to hire a large full-time team, you can still meet your business needs through freelancing or turning to independent business professionals. This can be an economical way to accomplish your goals without having to cover the cost of full-time employees.   5 Professionals Every Small Business Needs Even if your budget is strapped, a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Business Blog, Community
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    Does your town host a Wine Walk, Holiday Stroll, First Friday, or other downtown event where they close off streets and encourage people to get out and support business? If so, you may know that those events often bring the crowds but also bring “tire kickers,” people who are just out for a stroll, not really interested in what you sell. They’re just going into each business, poking around, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Business Blog, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    Fall is a favorite among many people. The temps are enjoyable, weather is crisp and clear, and the smell of leaves can be intoxicating. That’s what makes this season such a hit with marketers. Here are a few fall themes you can incorporate into your business for more engagement with your target audience.   Fun Fall Marketing Themes Use these themes to inspire your newsletter, blog posts, ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, August 26, 2021
    Our metal has certainly been tested this year. Many are fatigued and stressed juggling responsibilities, worries, and fear like they were part of the job description.  But this is not sustainable.  You may feel crushed by the weight of the world right now. Maybe your friends and family don’t quite understand what you’re going through because they aren’t a business owner. Perhaps you’ve created ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Business Blog, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, August 13, 2021
    5 Types of Effective Storytelling for Your Business Do you watch America’s Got Talent? Or how about American Idol? The Olympics? The MLB All-star Game?   These competitions all have something in common.   They tell stories. If you watch them, none of them are solid, hours upon hours of broadcasted competition. Mixed in with commercials and the performances, the producers choose to interlace ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are demanding and loud. Customers vow not to return. It makes ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Monday, July 12, 2021
    5 Creative Ways to Find Employees Post-Pandemic   Let’s face it. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a help wanted sign. If someone wants to work, there is little stopping them on the employer side. (There may be things like childcare or scheduling on the employee’s side but that’s another article.)   If you’re running ads along with all the other employers out there, you’re at ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest